The automotive industry is undergoing a period of accelerated change where legacy technologies are evolving to meet new environmental, economic and cultural challenges or are simply being replaced through exciting innovation.
With this comes a need to find talent that can bridge different generations of technology, anticipate and plan for a new set of environmental and consumer demands and understand a wholly new set of ideas about vehicle ownership from a generation who think very differently about transport.
The automotive industry is now at the forefront of technical and smart innovation, taking a lead that is often followed by other consumer and commercial industries.
By combining our credentials within the automotive recruitment market with an inside view into the changing industry, Gerrell and Hard is helping a portfolio of world-leading clients to locate and retain the talent that can help take them into a new and unprecedented era – sometimes hiring for roles that are among the very first of their kind.
Skills and functions
We work with OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and Consultancies around the world. Our clients include some of the biggest international automotive brands, and our automotive recruitment covers all levels of seniority from graduates to senior management, across a broad set of skills including (but not limited to) the below.
Concept, Styling and Studio
CAE, FEA and CFD Simulation and Analysis
Systems and Safety
Battery, Hybrid (HEV/PHEV), and Electric Vehicle (EV)
Project and Programme
Manufacturing and Production
Quality and SQA
Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Design and CAD
Test and Development
Electronics, Controls and Software
Electrical Hardware and EDS
Homologation, Certification and Legislation
Purchasing and Supply Chain
Operations and Logistics
Health, Safety and Environmental
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Paul is personable, reliable and honest. He takes time to understand what you are looking for in a role and uses his knowledge and network to find you one. His industry experience means he can identify opportunities not always visible through normal recruitment channels. I recommend Paul and Gerrell & Hard without hesitation.
Engagement Manager - TATA Technologies
I recommend G&H to anyone in the automotive/motorsport sector. Nick understands this industry and takes time to match candidates’ skills and experience to company requirements. Throughout my most recent placement Nick provided an efficient, personal and professional service a cut above other recruiters I've dealt with.
Engineer, HV Energy Management - Bentley Motors
Jonathan and Nick helped me find my current role at Aston Martin. They are dedicated and understand the industry and I appreciated their support when I transitioned into my new role, which made the experience a lot less stressful. Excellent recruiters and a personalised service. Highly recommended.
Engineering Coordinator - Aston Martin Lagonda
I wholeheartedly recommend Gemma Feist for her dedication and attention in ensuring I had the information I needed to apply for my latest role. She and G&H made the experience move quickly, showed genuine interest in my requirements and regularly followed up. I’m happy to recommend the team.
Senior Project Engineer, Body Closures - Emerald Automotive
Gemma is friendly, prompt and was extremely supportive when I decided to progress my career. Gemma kept me up to date throughout the recruitment process and her advice left me feeling comfortable and confident in my interview. I recommend Gemma to anyone looking to progress in their career.
Seat Comfort Systems - Bentley Motors
Having long been a client I was aware of Gerrell & Hard's excellent service and dedication, and I would not have the role I always wanted without Jonathan's help and commitment. Thank you for helping me get the job I deserve through your excellent communication and understanding of the automotive industry.
Vehicle Engineering Manager - Aston Martin Lagonda
I recommend Nick Green, who I was was fortunate to have help me secure my current job. Nick maintained consistent communication with my prospective employer and with me throughout the recruitment process and his dedication added real value to my application. He is professional, personable and a pleasure to deal with.
Senior Key Account Manager - IHS Automotive
Having worked with Nick as a candidate and then very closely as a client, I can honestly say it’s always a pleasure to deal with him. I have moved on but hope that we can work together again in the future. Keep up the amazing work that you do Nick.
Nick’s work is always outstanding. He has placed some very high calibre people in niche technological roles I’ve struggled to fill. He has great enthusiasm, energy and professionalism and he and his team are clearly experts in Automotive Engineering and Project Management. I would highly recommend their services.
Head of Technical Operations, Mulliner - Bentley Motors Ltd
Simon was a great support during my job transition. I had been a long-term employee and as such I had a fear of leaving. Simon was incredibly reassuring and professional, and provided me with priceless hints and tips to help me succeed. All I can do is extend my thanks to him; he is incredibly friendly and understanding and easy to talk to. I will be sure to keep in contact with him in case I need to search for a job again in the future.
Senior Safety Systems Engineer
I can highly recommend Jonathan and all his colleagues at Gerrell & Hard. They are the only recruitment company I use, having previously dealt with both Nick and Joel and gaining my previous job through them 10 years ago. This time around it was a pleasure to deal with Jonathan who was extremely supportive and helpful during the whole process. A big thank you once again for aiding me along my professional career journey!
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